The State Museum of Pennsylvania is adjacent to Pennsylvania’s State Capitol building in Harrisburg. It offers exhibits and exquisite collections interpreting the state’s heritage, art, and natural history. From the dawn of geologic time, to the Native American experience, colonial and revolutionary beginnings, and pivotal Civil War battleground through the commonwealth’s vast industrial age. The State Museum demonstrates that Pennsylvania’s story is America’s story.

The State Museum of Pennsylvania is administered by the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.

Jump Street started as The People Place in February of 1978. The People Place later became Metro Arts/Metro Arts of the Capitol Region and then in 2000 Metro Arts evolved into Jump Street. Jump Street continued the inherited core mission of enriching our regional community by developing artists, audiences and arts organizations. Jump Street added to that an exciting grassroots component of workforce development, entrepreneurial skill building and personal development using the arts. Today Jump Street continues to use the Arts to develop educational and economic opportunities for all ages.